Actress, Writer and Dreamer
I was born in Central Asia and spent my childhood surrounded by buzzing ancient streets of Tashkent with its smell of freshly baked bread. This is where I started going to school, experienced first love and made a lot of friends with different nationalities, religions and walks of life.
My silk route to a life of an artiste started in Moscow where I learned acting at Russian Academy of Theatric Arts (RATI-GITIS). I was 17 when I came to Moscow to visit my relatives and was planing to come back to Tashkent and study to become a doctor. However faith took me for a stroll around streets of Arbat where I accidentally walked into the academy building and after one breath of air inside i was poisoned and determined that I want to be an actress. I was accepted and enrolled to begin my studies within 4 days!
Next 4 years were bright, challenging and full of discoveries. I enjoyed playing and occasionally living as heroes from the world's most famous classic literature works by Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Lermontov...Life in Moscow was fun, full of surprises and vivid turns. I started professionally acting during graduation and went to play Turkan, princess of Quarakhanid in a series about the life of Omar Khayyam. For a moment, life brought me to back to ancient Uzbek city of Hiva where I reconnected with my childhood memories. Thereafter I played different roles with the most distinct and lead one being "Tsilya" at Once Upon a Time in Odessa. For which I was nominated for Golden Nymph in 2012 Monte-Carlo TV Festival. Recently, I finished role in a series about young years of Catherine the Great and moved on to work on completion of lead female role at a a movie called White Dove of Cordoba.
In 2014 I left Moscow to live and study in Singapore where I did a course in Filming at Lasalle College of Arts and also improved my English. Currently I live in London with my husband and son.
My biggest passion is to live, breath and make film. I like to dream, analyze people behavior and cause and effect while I write, act or simply visualize. I like to learn from watching movies of Julio Medem, Coen Bros, Wachowskis, and James Cameron. Recently I discovered Persian film director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, whose works combine humor, beauty and important issues related to common human feelings and delusions. Acting enables me to express my views and to allow other people to gain alternative attitude to routine life situations.